Trent Williams and the San Francisco have reached an agreement, sources tell ESPN.
Williams’ contract with the 49ers runs for 6 years ($ 138 million), making it the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Of the $ 55.1 million guaranteed in cash in the contract, $ 30.1 million is in the form of a signing bonus.
The 49ers traded for Williams on the third day of the 2020 NFL draft, sending a selection for the fifth round and a selection for the third round in 2021 to the Washington Football team.
When they got to the Niners, they agreed to put a clause in his contract that meant they couldn’t tag him this off-season. The 32-year-old Williams (July 19) stabilized the left attacking position in place of the retired Joe Staley, started 14 games and returned to his previous Pro Bowl form.
All of that came back in Williams’ first season after being forced to sit out all of 2019 as he had an argument with Washington over how to deal with his injury problems and his contract.
At the end of the season, Williams claimed he hoped to sign with San Francisco again, but also admitted that he wanted to see what a premiere tackle could bring to the open market, as players of this caliber position rarely get that far create in free agency.
Since entering the league number 4 overall in the 2010 NFL draft, Williams has started 133 games and received eight Pro Bowl berths and an All Pro second-team nod in 2015.
ESPN’s Nick Wagoner contributed to this report.